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Coffeehouse Stout - AleWerks Brewing Company

Coffeehouse StoutCoffeehouse Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%


Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Riverwarrior on 03-28-2009)
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pour a nice and creamy dark tan head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an opaque dark brown with notes of black. The smell has a strong coffee smell with a slight milk chocolate smell as well. The smell also a slightly roasted smell to it as well. The taste is a little bit different from the smell. The beer taste has the same notes as the smell but in different strength. The coffee notes are a bit weaker and there are greater roasted notes that come out and there also is milk chocolate taste. The mouthfeel is very smooth to the point where it is almost creamy and biting carbonation. Overall, a great cream stout and one I enjoy having every year.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 00:47:35 | More by HattedClassic
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. You bought the milk stout... yes I did... but hey it's Alewerks.. and if they make Cafe Royale.. say no more.

This is easily one of the darkest milk stouts I've seen. Thick black walnut color out of the bottle matching to fill the body. A simple off creamy to foamy head, manages three finger tall and settles to a flat puck of two fingers with ease. A nice capped looking stout.

Bouquet on this is solid, just not amazing. Simple light roasted malts, hints of small chocolate and charing. Strangely not much sense of coffee, but a good milky bent that hints to style. It's actually a nice subtle and pleasant aroma. It's also not overly sweet.

Palate comes nicely. Slightly light and with a bit of prickly carbonation, but the mouthfeel doesn't distract the palate too much. Light hints of milk and hinting to bitter roast and chocolate angles. Kind of waffery and very light. Real easy drinking mouthfeel and slight milk but not creamy thickness which is alright.

It's a good milk stout in my realm, a style I am not usually a fan of. But it's not overly sweet, has a good waffery light cookie quality, and chocolate hints. Strangely though of all the things it should hint at, coffee isn't one of them. But I don't care, it drinks well either way.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 02:22:26 | More by smakawhat
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black with a half of a finger dense dark tan head that fades qucikly into a thin ring with very little lacing.

Aroma of dark roasted malt and dark coffee.

Taste starts with a roasty malt and some smoke, followed by sweet chocolate that over takes the hints of coffee.

Mouth Feel is medium body, very little carbonation with a smooth, creamy feel that leaves a sweet after taste. As the beer comes to room temperature it becomes sweeter.

Overall this is a good beer, I was expecting as much sweetness since it was labeled as a coffee stout. It is classified correctly as a milk sweet stout, I believe it would be a much better beer with a touch more coffee.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 01:41:18 | More by dtivp
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Dark mocha tan head on top of pitch black oblivion. The head doesn't stick around long and leaves no trace of any lacing.

S- a milky cream roast espresso with a sugary chocolate undertone. Vanilla hints and then more coffee.

T- coffee and cream up front with a syrupy cola like finish. The roast and the vanilla come through deep into the finish of the beer.

M- Feels like it tries to foam up to a medium bodied beer but it still is a bit thin. Really not a ton going on here.

O- The smell on this one was deep and complex. The flavor seemed to linger on for a really long time. I could drink this one again, but I wouldn't rank it as outstanding. Just a good solid above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 03:40:46 | More by stckhndlr
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A- Pours pitch black with a very thin tan colored head that disappears almost immediately, leaving nothing behind

S- nice balance of day old coffee and chocolate, slightly smoky and roasty, rounded out with a lactose sweetness

T- chocolaty roasted malt up front with a hint of smoke, the coffee kicks in mid-palate with some herbal & earthy flavors and continues into the finish, eventually meshing with a milky lactose sweetness, more coffee on the linger

M- medium body and medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth, sweet finish

O- you don't see a lot of coffee flavored milk stouts, but I think that this one worked well. The sweetness of the milk stout mixes nicely wight he bitterness of the coffee

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 03:11:40 | More by Treyliff
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 1/23/2014. Thanks Matt for extra'ing me this treat. Poured into a Surly goblet today, 2/23/2014.

App- Pours a viscous, thick dark black body, one finger mocha head that retains quite well, fading eventually into a thin collar. Not much leg or lacing though.

Smell- Needs to warm up a bit, but I get a strong freshly ground and french pressed coffee flavour. But not much else from the base even as it warms up more. Perhaps a hint of baker's chocolate.

Flavour- Better than it smells. Freshly roasted cold pressed coffee. Milk chocolate sweetness. Lactose. Black coffee bitterness on the backend. Nicely balanced coffee stout.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin, not too watery but is certainly a bit thinner bodied than I'd like. Good carbonation, coffee-forward aftertaste, no indication of ABV at all. Nicely drinkable, slick and sweet finish.

Overall- Very nice coffee milk stout that brings a nice sweetness on the backend. Nice VA local beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 05:40:12 | More by Stevedore
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Smells of coffee and more coffee, and slight raisin. Tastes of coffee with slight fruit taste, such as grapes. Beer is a tad over carbonated but light bodied and finishes well. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 19:01:20 | More by cyclonece09
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle as an awesome extra in trade. Thanks! First Virginia rate pours black with a small light brown or off white head. Huge coffee aroma just like a cup o' joe, some lactose like sweetness, a little cocoa, roasted malts. Mmmm. Flavor is very espresso forward, some lactose sweetness to balance out the super earthy bitter coffee, light chocolate and roast. This is sweet but nicely integrated with the earthy espresso. Loving the coffee and lactose sugar combo. Medium mouthfeel on the thinner side (not a knock, as this isn't an impy--plus I burned the shit out of my mouth today so it may be the carbonation on the burns that make it feel thinner as it is super smooth and rich on my lips and given the low ABV this has a nice body going on) with a nice velvety mouthfeel. There is some nice prickly carbonation on this.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 06:31:53 | More by BMMillsy
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour - nearly black - with a mid-sized, creamy, taupe head. Excellent mocha aroma with a generous measure of vanilla. Medium-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor is a sweet medley of coffee, chocolate crème and vanilla. Bittersweet mocha finish. It is a little thin but a solid representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 20:42:08 | More by jbaker67
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 11/25. Consumed on 12/5. Antigua coffee batch.

A - Simply black. Completely opaque. Can't see any carbonation or any hints of other colors when held up to a light. Cinnamon cocoa colored head. Light lacing.

S - Strong coffee with a slight chocolate and vanilla hint.

T - Roasted coffee, cola, vanilla, and a milky sweetness. Cannot taste any alcohol. Flavor is nice, but not very intense.

M - Best part of beer. Low carbonation and medium bodied. Makes an exquisite foamy texture in mouth. Smooth and creamy and too easy to drink. Slightly sticky.

O - Despite somewhat lower scores, I see this beer as a session beer. Relatively low ABV for style and easy to drink. I could happily go through several of these in an evening.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 03:14:02 | More by Duane_Opfer
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a khaki colored head.
Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Some cream and roasted malt chime in as well. In the taste, coffee bean and vanilla cream. Mild leafy hop flavor and bitterness. Mostly like a good iced coffee, getting some mocha from this. Medium bodied feel, medium carbonation with waning retention. Overall, this is an enjoyable coffee beer I will have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 17:27:10 | More by Stinkypuss
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ZenPanda69

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed the flavor. One try and I was hooked. During a one week visit I Enjoyed two samples and two pints. As I only drink on occasion this is my limit. Wanted to take a growler home and would have if I wasn't traveling so far. I will definitely be looking for a way to get more.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 23:52:15 | More by ZenPanda69
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Ian_Petit

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Like fresh brewed coffee, black and opaque, subtle light tan head 1/2 inch or so
S-Coffee bean, slightly burnt, bitter, bread, light banana taste, espresso
T-Medium to high roasted coffee, slightly bitter, low alcohol warmth, lingering taste
M-Medium mouth feel, would have liked a slightly more dense mouth feel
Overall- I would give it a B-, Pretty good overall beer, the only deficiencies I felt were the mouth feel and I would have liked to have had a little more head retention. Very Drinkable

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:55:53 | More by Ian_Petit
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

- brewed with guatemala antigua coffee. batch 1/15/13. consumed 5/29/13.

A: Dark hersey chocolate pour shows a 2 inch dark walnut colored head that was creamy and loose. Small speckled lace.

S: Rich cocoa at first, quickly followed by a fresh roasty nature and some dark fruit skin there after. Good level of awareness.

T: Flavor is dark fruit first, followed by the chocolate and finally a roasty finale. Roasty bitterness, milky creamer, smooth.

M:, silky, rich fresh roasty coffee with a silky smooth texture and mouthful.

O: silky texture makes this so easy going down with a roasty freshness makes this a must try.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 11:42:37 | More by beerthulhu
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle purchased at the brewery. This is a little different - a coffee stout that tastes like actual coffee - not roasted espresso aromas, but the bitter, eye opening drip coffee taste. It makes for a nice change of pace from big, high abv stouts, and there is a decent amount of residual sweetness to balance out the bitter. Dark (surprise!) coffee color, light lacing. High points for originality but not necessarily a world-changer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 19:50:03 | More by gabrielsyme
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with a 1" tan head. Some trails and clumps of lacing remain in the glass.

S- roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and light metallic smell.

T- bitter dark chocolate, coffee, a faint sweetness as well.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice body for a light beer with some chalkiness.

O- good coffee stout. I could drink a lot of these in a sitting with the combination of low abv, coffee and chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 02:33:17 | More by kawilliams81
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JayQue

Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad milk stout. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head, good retention and some lacing. Decent smell, the coffee is very prominent. Very tasty. Smooth, lactose and coffee are most prominent along with bready malts.

mouthfeel is a hair thin but still substantial enough. A very pleasant drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 23:47:42 | More by JayQue
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single for $3.50. Not sure where they get a "97 points" on Rate beer since this is just an above average stout. Look is a fairly deep dark brown with a 1/4 inch of mocha head that sticks around for a while. Smell is much more exciting with fresh roasted coffee, cocoa nibs, and a touch of ashy roast. Taste is a bit letdown it is quite balanced for a milk stout with some cocoa flavors and caramel malts but coffee roast is very muted. Mouthfeel is pretty spot on with a creamy consistency and a medium body.

Overall I may have had better impressions with a fresh batch since this was bottled on 1/13. A few months may have really impacted the deep coffee flavor that MIGHT have been in this beer. May try it again sometime down the road.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 03:44:40 | More by DrDemento456
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I like my coffee black and my beer to have a decent malt presence, so coffee stouts are generally right in my wheelhouse. This one makes a fine but common first impression, with the pour producing a deep, nearly-black brown color, but it is topped by only a fine wisp of a coffee-foam head. The aroma drastically improves my expectations, with a rich, roasty, iced-coffee aroma over more subtle notes of bittersweet cocoa and caramel malts. The flavor lets me down, though, by being surprisingly sweet compared to the aroma, with a heavy caramel malt backbone that overwhelms the roast and coffee characteristics. The texture likewise detracts, with a low-level of carbonation that results in a moderately syrupy feel that further enhances the sweetness. Overall, the beer showed promise, but the over-sweetness and under-carbonation were harmful flaws to the experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 15:40:38 | More by devilben02
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice coffee beer. Though, to be ornary, I would have guessed that this was a porter. I guess that's the milk stout thing though. Moving on though.

Nice coffee tones. More of a mellow ride than a blast in the mouth. Consistent, which I appreciate, since a lot of coffee beers seem to drop off too quickly. Feels good going down, though the carbonation was a bit excessive at certain points. Nice drinker. Liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:56:45 | More by RblWthACoz
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harrymel

Washington

3.04/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Batch: 15JAN13

Black with a very fine point rim of light tan foam, black mirror atop otherwise. Smells of coffee, cocoa, more coffee and pretty much just cold coffee. Flavor is coffee, soil, some bitterness, a little bit of bread, some bits of unsweetened chocolate. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish; a little less body and a little much carb for the style. Overall decent, quite a bit of coffee which makes it one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 08:47:45 | More by harrymel
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint.

A - Classic black color with brownish bubbly head. Lots of lacing left on glass.

S - Not overly sweet or chocolatey. Fairly mild smell.

T - Nice milk stout flavors, with hints of chocolate, coffee, mild roasted chestnuts. Just enough bitterness to balance the sweet. Well done.

M - Maybe just a tad thin, but not overly so.

O - This is a very satisying milk stout that I'll have again. Another solid offerring from Aleworks.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:18:16 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color with nice opacity. The head is a one finger mocha shade. I had to pour really aggressively in order to get just one finger; and even worse is the fact that it retains itself poorly.

S: The coffee here is more of a subtle add-on than the main focus - in other words, this isn't Wake-n-Bake, nor does it try to be. It's actually the qualities of cream and milk chocolate that are strongest; underneath that is roasted barley and the aforementioned coffee presence. Really a pleasant aroma in general.

T: The first wave of flavor that's unleashed on the tongue is a lot of milky cream and chocolate. Roasted coffee will gradually build on the midtaste and climax on the finish. The coffee comes across a little stale, and that's my biggest beef here by far. Luckily, it's not a huge problem - since this isn't a coffee-first, everything-else-second kind of stout, the subtle note can get away with being a mild deterrent behind a rock-solid cream stout.

M: I'd like just a touch less fizz to allow the creaminess of the texture to shine through better. Once allowed to fade, the softness of the texture does come through decently; but the finish isn't dry enough to allow the more bitter/roasted qualities to balance the sweetness some. The syrupy linger makes it a bit hard to drink.

O: Pretty solid. Once I realized this wasn't designed to be a coffee-bomb FBS killer, I could appreciate its subtleties a lot more thoroughly. Hardly my favorite coffee beer, but good enough where I'd considering getting a 6 pack of in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 20:49:11 | More by ThisWangsChung
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scurtisbic


4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The best milk stout I have ever tasted after Ma Kesson's Triple Stout from England was retired. Very smooth and no bitter aftertaste. The coffee from Guatemala is an excellent choice to flavor this coffee stout along with the cocoa flavor. Not too high of an alcohol content either...just right. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 03:31:21 | More by scurtisbic
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a thin, 2-finger, tan head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace, leaving a decent trail down the glass.

S: Good malt aroma with a solid coffee and chocolate background.

T: Smooth blended flavors of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malts.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Very good coffee stout – not overpowering with the coffee, but rather blended in nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 02:18:45 | More by ckollias
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Coffeehouse Stout from AleWerks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.